Born in Roscrea, County Tipperary, Southern Ireland into a large Roman Catholic Family. When I was 5 years old we moved to the North of England.
After completing my education I worked in various jobs and had a life changing experience in 1981.
I am a licensed minister of the gospel and currently a Director of Eagle Ministries.
Married to Pauline, I have a daughter from a previous marriage, three step-daughters and 13 grandchildren up to date………
On April 22nd 2009 in the early hours of the morning I had a dream. It was impressed on me that I should enlarge on the booklet ‘Walking to Rome’ by writing it as a full book, approximately 65,000 words.
The book is a true story, it is unique to me, and the events explained in it are the way I saw them and from a perspective which I believe is honest and true. Some names may be changed for the sake of anonymity but the events will remain the same. I saw such a ‘spiritual’ glorious sunset, and more, but it did not fade away with the night, but became more glorious, and this is what I want to share with you the reader.
It’s about one man’s search for reality. It tells of a life changing experience from a time when I was determined to commit suicide to this present time.
It tells of a journey, travelling through the valley of the shadow of death, over hills and dales, until we reach the glorious mountain summit where my life was changed for ever.
An acquaintance asked me once if I missed the things of my past life and my answer was spontaneous and was as follows.
My past life was like living in the sewer with the stench, darkness and fear of attack from rats at anytime, my life was totally messed up. Then one day I was brought out of there and into the light, with fresh air, blue skies and beautiful green fields full of scented flowers and mountain landscapes. So I answered no, I would not want to return to the sewer. I think I painted the picture for him.
You might ask the question, why do people have to sink so deep before they reach out and ask God for help. My answer is first, when we are so down, the only way is for us to look up, for this is where our help comes from. Secondly, some people need to be desperate enough before they will reach out their hand and cry for help. There is nothing wrong with humbling our selves and reaching out for help.